Car Show on Amelia Island

Annual Amelia Island events offer fun year-round

Amelia Island is a four-season destination in northeast Florida and offers a wide array of festivals and activities to enhance your stay at The Addison on Amelia Island.

Calendar of Amelia Island Events

Ongoing Events

Fernandina Beach Market Place Farmers Market, weekly on Saturday 9AM – 1PM. Conveniently located one block from the inn and a great way to walk off breakfast.

Farmers Market Tour and Class, weekly on Saturday 10:30AM – 1:00PM. Learn to shop like a Chef! Join Chef Bill for a lively walk through Fernandina’s Farmer’s Market and back to the Academy for a demonstration cooking class that takes you literally farm to table. Chef Bill brings out the natural flavors of fresh, locally grown produce with light, delicious dressings and dips.

Artrageous Artwalk, monthly on 2nd Saturday, 5:30PM – 8:30PM. Galleries located within walking distance of the inn in historic downtown Fernandina Beach.

Special Events

October 19 – 21, 2018 ZOOMA Women’s Half Marathon, 5K, and 12K ZOOMA race weekends are always filled with fun and incredible support. You’ll be surrounded by so many amazing women throughout the weekend and will be incredibly well supported throughout your run. It’s nearly impossible not to have fun during a ZOOMA race. Race starts and ends at Main Beach (less than 2 miles from the inn) and winds through downtown historic Fernandina Beach and Fort Clinch.

November 9 – 11, 2018 Amelia Island Wellness Festival The Amelia Island Wellness Festival program features a weekend of experiences with wellness masters from the fields of yoga, mindfulness, dance, and fitness. A variety of entertainment and inspiring activities will stimulate your mind and senses, while the Festival culminates in a vision of how you can live in the moment with a sense of well-being.

November 9 -11, 2018 Petanque Amelia Island Open The largest Petanque event in the Americas  keeps growing, welcoming players and spectators from around the world to this enchanted Florida island. Play unfolds alongside a harborfront and historic district (within walking distance of the inn) that beckon with sunshine, shops, restaurants, and a true feeling of joie de vivre – not unlike the French Mediterranean coast, where the sport began. World champions join enthusiastic newcomers for competition and camaraderie. http://ameliaisland.competanque

November 24, 2018 2PM – 6PM Christmas Tree Lighting Christmas music, photos with Santa and the Fernandina Beach pirates, Christmas Tree lighting at 6PM Marina Parking Lot A on Front Street next to Brett’s Waterway Cafe

December 7 – 9, 2018 Dickens on Centre Victorian inspired holiday festival with costumed characters, themed entertainment, visits from Saint Nick, and vendors selling seasonal gifts. Grab your top hat, fasten your bonnet, and enjoy historic downtown Fernandina Beach as it is transformed into a classic English village.

November 30 – December 1, 2018 Amelia Island Museum of History Holiday Home Tour The 12th annual Amelia Island Museum of History Holiday Home Tour showcases stunning beach homes across Amelia Island, each decorated for the holidays by a local florist or decorator.

January 18, 2019 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Miro Quartet Critically acclaimed Miró Quartet returns, accompanied by Clarinetist, Romie de Guise-Langlois.

January 25, 2019 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Wynton Marsalis The king of the trumpet comes to town with the ​15 piece Lincoln Center Orchestra.

February 1, 2019 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Joshua Bell Back by popular demand after a sold out 2015 concert! Joshua will be accompanied by Festival favorite, pianist Sam Haywood.

February 24, 2019 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Dover I The Dover Quartet loves the intimacy and ambiance of the Historic Nassau County Courthouse.

March 3, 2019 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Balsam Range Bluegrass Band

March 7 – 10, 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

March 11, 2019 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival  Phillip Pan and his viper violin reprise at the Boys & Girls Club

March 22, 2019 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Emanuel Ax ​”Manny” the amazing, in his first appearance at the Festival, will share his extraordinary talent with us.

March 31, 2019 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Christiania Piano Quartet Combining the vitality of youth with a seasoned musical veteran, the quartet returns.

April 6, 2019 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Dover II Avery Fisher Prize recipients. Come see why and give your ears a treat.

April 26, 2019 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Anne Akiko Meyers, violin and Jason Vieaux, classical guitar 

May 3 – 5, 2019 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival